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No serious injuries for FCB quartet

Postby FCBayernNews » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:00 pm

"Tough and uncompromising" was Mats Hummels' verdict on the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals between FC Bayern and Spanish side Sevilla on Wednesday night. In fact, the goalless draw, that took the record champions through to the last four, was one of the most physical in the current campaign in Europe's premier club competition.

"I think Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt will have a touch of cramp tomorrow," said goalkeeper Sven Ulreich after the game with a smile on his face. The FCB club doctor was often in demand during an intense 90 minutes at the Allianz Arena as one player after the next lay prostrate on the pitch with a pained expression in need of medical treatment.

The four Bayern pros Javi Martínez, Robert Lewandowski, James Rodríguez and Rafinha all left the Allianz Arena in Munich late into the evening. The good news is none of the players suffered serious injury that would rule them out of forthcoming fixtures.

Lewandowski set off home with a big plaster under his left eye. The striker suffered painful bruising to the cheek bone that also drew blood. Rafinha suffered a blow to his left shoulder just before the half-time break and James "heavy bruising to the thigh," as coach Jupp Heynckes revealed shortly after the final whistle.

Javi Martinez, victim of a poor challenge by Sevilla's Joaquin Correa in added time, suffered bruising to his knee. All four players received extensive treatment in the FC Bayern medical section on Thursday. Which members of the quartet may be available for Saturday’s home game against Borussia Mönchengladbach will be decided by Heynckes after the final pre-match training session on Friday.

Arturo Vidal, who missed the Sevilla match due to a knee injury, completed a one-on-one session on the training ground with rehab coach Thomas Wilhelmi on Thursday.
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